Gourmet

London Foodie Update: It's All About Balls

Chloe Gunning | Posted 21.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Chloe Gunning

So what's the latest in the London foodie scene of single-item restaurants? BALLS. Yes, you heard me right. But not just any balls... we're talking super-cheffy gourmet balls made from fine ingredients, and served with delicious accompaniments. Welcome to buzzing Soho restaurant: Balls & Company.

Planet Appetite: Normandy for the Weekend - Deauville and Trouville

Rupert Parker | Posted 25.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Rupert Parker

The twin Norman towns of Deauville and Trouville make an attractive weekend destination, ideal for exploring this part of Normandy and a new flight makes them easily accessible from London.

Planet Appetite: Rouen, France - More Than Just Joan of Arc

Rupert Parker | Posted 22.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Rupert Parker

Rouen has always been notorious for the English burning Joan of Arc but a new museum telling her story and a huge Panorama depicting ancient Rome, along with exciting restaurants, means that no trip to the North of France is complete without a visit.

Planet Appetite: Preview of Guernsey International Food Festival, Channel Islands, UK

Rupert Parker | Posted 17.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Rupert Parker

In September, for the first time, the Channel Island of Guernsey hosts its own International Food Festival, highlighting the island's delicious local produce and unique dishes, with cook-offs, culinary demonstrations and food tours.

Planet Appetite: Immersive Caribbean Gastronomy Week in St. Lucia

Rupert Parker | Posted 29.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Rupert Parker

Cap Maison, a boutique resort in the north of St Lucia, has a new immersive gastronomy package for foodies which includes visits to farms and local markets, and lessons on Caribbean cooking.

Planet Appetite: Sicily - A Continent of Great Wines

Rupert Parker | Posted 27.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Rupert Parker

For its 12th edition, Sicilia en Primeur, in Taormina, Sicily, previews the latest vintages of Sicilian wine, with nearly 300 different tastings offered, and proves that it's the Italian region with the largest number of hectares of vineyards farmed organically.

Planet Appetite: Madrid Fusion Stages an Asian Version of its Gastro Summit in Manila, Philippines

Rupert Parker | Posted 22.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Rupert Parker

For once fusion means exactly what it says - bring some of Spain's most renowned Michelin-starred chefs to Manila, the Philippines capital, mix with local chefs and ingredients, and the splendid result is Madrid Fusion Manila's three day event of master classes, presentations, tastings and pop-up dinners.

Planet Appetite: Lisbon Fish and Flavours Festival 2015, Portugal

Rupert Parker | Posted 30.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Rupert Parker

Now in its eighth year, Peixe em Lisboa, Lisbon's fish festival, takes place over 10 days, with cooking classes, wine pairings, chef demonstrations and tasting dishes provided by top Portuguese restaurants.

Planet Appetite: Madrid Fusion International Gastronomy Summit 2015, Spain

Rupert Parker | Posted 11.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Rupert Parker

We've all heard of those grand Chinese banquets with innumerable courses including delicacies like sea slugs and bird's nests, but at Madrid Fusion this year I caught a glimpse of the future. Goods from China dominate our shops but my suspicion is that Chinese food is going to take over our restaurant menus - and I don't mean chop suey and egg fried rice.

Planet Appetite: Alpine Hotel, Nira Alpina in Silvaplana, Switzerland

Rupert Parker | Posted 27.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Rupert Parker

Only 10 minutes from St. Moritz, the Nira Alpina Hotel, in Silvana, is right at the foot of Mt. Corvatsch and has direct access to its cable car so you can ski out and ski back in.

Planet Appetite: A Taste of Britain at St. Moritz Gourmet Festival, Switzerland

Rupert Parker | Posted 21.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Rupert Parker

This is the St. Moritz Gourmet Festival Kitchen Party and, as you can imagine, it sold out months ago. After all, where else can you observe master chefs cooking at such close quarters, chat with them as they're working and then dig your fingers in and taste their creations?

BATH Humbug! Part One

Charli Morgan | Posted 16.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Charli Morgan

My husband and I worked our way through the hotel's endless attractions, in the weekend break equivalent of ramming your face with Selection Box chocolates on Christmas morning.

Planet Appetite: A Taste of the Alentejo, Portugal

Rupert Parker | Posted 01.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Rupert Parker

The largest region in Portugal, the Alentejo, has traditionally been the poorest but the quality of its produce, and excellence of its wines, place it firmly on the foodie map.

Magic in the Moonlight

Dr Ling Ge | Posted 21.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Ling Ge

This summer I was privileged to be invited by François Thibault, the legendary creator of Grey Goose, as one of his first guests to visit the new home for the world's best tasting vodka, Le Logis

Poorna Bell

A Day In The Life Of A Michelin Guide Chief Inspector

HuffingtonPost.com | Poorna Bell | Posted 23.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Michelin stars: they have come a long way from being attributed to roadside eateries to being bestowed upon the best restaurants in the world in the a...

10 of the Best Gourmet Hotels For Foodies

Good Hotel Guide | Posted 23.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Good Hotel Guide

Foodies like to eat and drink well and follow this with a good night's sleep without having to drive home. Here is a selection of places selected by the Good Hotel Guide where you can do just that.

A Guide to Porto and the Douro Valley

Zahra Razavi | Posted 19.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Zahra Razavi

Porto's historic city centre has been classified as a UNESCO World Heritage site, and for good reason. Undoubtedly, one of the best things you can get up to during a stay in Porto is simply to wander and wonder; to engage in the well-established art of flânerie - to walk around idly and aimlessly. Here are some things to look out for on your strolls around the city.

Planet Appetite: UNI Restaurant Brings Japanese Peruvian Nikkei Cuisine to Belgravia, London, UK

Rupert Parker | Posted 17.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Rupert Parker

Named after the Japanese word for Sea Urchin, UNI Restaurant and Sushi Bar serves up delicious Japanese and Peruvian fusion cuisine, known as Nikkei.

Planet Appetite: Savour the Tastes of the Azores at 10 Fest, Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel, Portugal

Rupert Parker | Posted 01.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Rupert Parker

Over 10 days, 10 renowned international chefs from England, Spain, Portugal, France, Denmark, America and Canada serve up their interpretations of modern Azorean cuisine at 10 Fest Azores, in Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel, Azores.

Planet Appetite: MarrakChef Culinary Competition, Marrakech, Morocco

Rupert Parker | Posted 19.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Rupert Parker

Four top international chefs, from France, Belgium, Spain and the UK, gather in Marrakech to create new dishes inspired by the cuisine of Morocco - only one of them will win the acclaimed title of MarrakChef 2014.

Five Ingredients for the Perfect Afternoon Tea

Travelzoo UK | Posted 18.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Travelzoo UK

So what makes the perfect afternoon tea? Opinions differ of course, but here are the five most crucial components according to us.

Planet Appetite: Into Mysterious Albania

Rupert Parker | Posted 28.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Rupert Parker

Long seen as one of the severest former communist countries, Albania has now emerged from the darkness and is a surprisingly attractive tourist destination.

Planet Appetite: A Taste of Tyrolean Cuisine in the Alpbach Valley, Austria

Rupert Parker | Posted 26.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Rupert Parker

The idyllic Alpbach Valley is home to authentic Tyrolean cooking, using local ingredients, and mixing tradition with new tastes and inspirations.

Turning a £4.99 KFC Meal Deal Into Something Edible

Colin McQuistan | Posted 06.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Colin McQuistan

Succulent, moist, well balanced, delicious, inspiring. These are words I would not use to describe a KFC 3 piece meal deal for £4.99. Whereas soggy, limp, greasy, salty, tragic, granular, are all just words. Anyway, what am I going to do with all this delectable goodness?

Planet Appetite: Tourism and Gastronomy in Mallorca, Spain

Rupert Parker | Posted 15.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Rupert Parker

Mallorca was one of the first destinations for package tourists and has been serving up sun, sand and sea for generations. In the quest to please international visitors, local food traditions tended to be ignored but tourists are now demanding more from their holidays.